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Kunio Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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94-799 Lumiaina St Ste 2F, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-5046
+1 808-680-9188
10:30 - 22:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kunio's has been the place to get your Japanese Food fix west of the airport since it opened! Some people say Gyotaku is better but the Miso Butterfish can't be challenged anywhere on island! We've been going here for nearly 10+ years and they haven't lost their touch! My favorites have always been the lunch special (open at 1030) with... More 

Thank Will G
Waipahu, Hawaii
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51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I had dinner here and we had an awesome experience. The customer service was outstanding and the food was very delicious. I will highly recommend this restaurant to my family and friends.

Thank USMCVeteran1980
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210 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice enough place. Food was OK, nothing great, but nothing bad either. Maybe lacked a bit of taste. Was very busy but we ate at the bar and so didn't have to wait.

Thank wilftrunks
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Pros- Great food and friendly staff. Cons- sometime they have a long line. I would recommend this place.

Thank AnaRose88
North Island, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

After a long day shopping at the Waikele Outlet store, we decided to find a place for lunch. We weren't keen on the fast foods joints so we decided to give Kunio a go. They were very busy at lunch time but they managed to get us a table immediately. Unfortunately, it took almost half a hour before our food... More 

Thank Michelle F
Toronto, Canada
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is an unassuming Japanese restaurant in an urban shopping mall, recommended to us by locals. The menu had a wide selection, reasonably priced. Our food was excellent by any standard, but the service was slow and quite chaotic although very friendly, for example food arriving at different times for different members of our party of four, multiple reminders and... More 

Thank 416Traveller2013
Mililani, Hawaii
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

So the food here is always good but I think the scallop scare from genki sushi has hurt their business as well. It wasn't crowded like before so it's good for customers. I always get the butterfish...yummy. Bonus is they got Orion beer!

Thank darrenkmiyamoto
Waipahu, Hawaii
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I really can't remember the meal, or the dinner conversation for that matter. Very un-memorable meal. I do remember being hungry after dinner and stopping to get a McDouble on the way home. And for being hungry the bill was a bit high.

Thank Peter D
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We came here for the first time after seeing Instagram photos and recommendations for the butterfish. We definitely weren't disappointed. While this place isn't among the cheaper restaurants we've been to, the value of what you're getting makes it all worthwhile, there's usually a wait to be seated, parking isn't usually easy (show me a place where it is on... More 

Thank MaddyBresler
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210 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant because the menu has a great variety and the food tastes great! I had the miso butterfish and shrimp tempura combo ($18) which comes with rice, salad, and miso soup. Hubby had the trio combo, should butterfish, tonkatsu, and teriyaki chicken. Yummy...gets busy after 12pm fir lunch"

Thank kdooka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-799 Lumiaina St Ste 2F, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-5046
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waipahu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-680-9188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?